One Poet; One Life At A Time

        Talking to young poets in a mentorship class in Ongata Rongai Both my parents are teachers.I hated how part of our upbringing was because home many times felt like school. I loathed the idea of being an administrator. Funny enough, my father and mother are both first borns in their respective […]

Waithera, My First Love

She looked at me directly in the eyes and asked if it was true that I had asked her out (through her friend), rendering me tongue tied. My 14 year old self had never imagined to ever hear such words from a girl. I was the shiest boy I knew in the world, and here, […]

A Letter To My Late Sister

Dear Jael, The night of that day in 1994 was cold. Watching your soul depart after that grain of rice choked you did not mean much to me then. I did not understand death. I thought you choked funnily and my bursting into laughter must have seemed like mockery to you. You just went silent […]

Free Yourself To Free People

Life has taught me that there is no other way to be happy other than being myself. The world will want to fix you into boxes you will struggle to fit. People will want you to do things that work to their advantage than your comfort and peace. If you are a friend, work for […]

Love Starts Within

The world is a round place full of flat faces; cold hearts and fast music. Every person has his untold story. You will be judged by your looks: how you dress, what you eat, and the tone of your voice. You had better have a good voice, otherwise you’ll be ridiculed all your life. But […]

Means To The End

  People look at me smiling and laughing all the time, but to some, I’m a serious bald headed man with a pale life and a very silent world. There’s something that life has taught me, that I cannot rely upon other people’s happiness to be happy myself. You can’t share what you don’t have.I […]

Be A Child

  I know you are a champion You have conquered fields and won crowns You have been carried up by crowds Walked on deserts, Touched your tongue on burning coal And eaten hot pepper, bare Been happy and you’ve frowned Been lost and found You have flown above clear skies Had clouds singing, calling you […]

My Beautiful Butterfly 2013

Haven’t I lessons learnt…I’ve seen myself grow from a caterpillar to a little butterfly, and yes, God has been kind to let me finish another year in good health. It’s the last day of December already. Days have flown jokingly. I can almost remember each day of this year poignantly. I love telling stories, and […]

Be Faithful To Your Dreams!

It’s 6:30am, Huruma Estate, 1998. My mother wakes me up to prepare me for school. It’s been raining lately and our dark one roomed house has some water trickling in from below the door. I am lazy to wake up and mama shouts my name for the second time and insists she won’t repeat it. […]

A Letter Written To Tom Mboya From Martin Luther King Jnr:1959

  Martin Luther King`s letter responding to Mboya’s Acknowledgement of Kings financial support to enable Kenyan student to study in USA. Tom Mboya. Courtesy: Tom Mboya, M.L.C. 8th July 1959 P.O. Box 10818 Nairobi, Kenya Dear Tom Mboya: I am in receipt of your very kind letter of recent date thanking the leaders of the […]

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